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j.health 2018, 8(5): 530-538 Back to browse issues page
Trend of Cancer Incidence in Qom Province in a Period of 8 Years (2007-2014)
F Rezaei , A Saghafipour , M Mirheydari , SK Eshagh Hosseini
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Background& objectives: Understanding epidemiology of cancers and trends of its incidence could be effective on planning and policy making to control cancer. Due to lack of information on cancer trend, this study aimed at investigating the time trend analysis of cancer incidence in Qom province in a period of 8 years (2007-2014).
Method: This descriptive cross sectional study was done on 5359 cases with cancers in Qom province in a period of 8 years using national cancer registration system. In this system data on all types of cancers diagnosed in pathological centers were collected and entered into the cancer registration software. Different types of cancers were encoded on the basis of ICD_O2. Data were analyzed by SPSS software by T-test and chi-square.
Results: The incidence rates of all types of cancer from 2007 to 2014 were respectively 37.25, 24.75, 40.16, 24.04, 32.49, 44.27, 50.28 and 43.55 in 100000 people. The highest incidence rate of cancers occurred in >55 year age group. Cancer incidence was higher in men than women. Generally, The most common cancers in male patients was skin (19.1%) followed by stomach cancer (14.7%) and in female patients breast (27.9%) and skin cancers (14.8%) had the highest rates.
Conclusion: Although, the trend of cancer incidence have no special pattern but it has been rising in Qom province in recent years. Hence, proper screening, early detection and education programs on signs, symptoms and risk factors of the cancer are highly recommended for all age groups.
Keywords: Cancer, Incidence, Trend, Epidemiology.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/12/14 | Accepted: 2017/12/14 | Published: 2017/12/14
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Rezaei F, Saghafipour A, Mirheydari M, Eshagh Hosseini S. Trend of Cancer Incidence in Qom Province in a Period of 8 Years (2007-2014) . j.health. 2018; 8 (5) :530-538
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